Views for 2010-10-25

Monday, October 25, 2010
George Monbiot
The Tea Party Movement: Deluded and Inspired by Billionaires
The Tea Party movement is remarkable in two respects. It is one of the biggest exercises in false consciousness the world has seen – and the biggest Astroturf operation in history. These...
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Ellen Knickmeyer
WikiLeaks Exposes Rumsfeld's Lies
In the dark morning hours of Feb. 22, 2006, a group of unknown attackers detonated bombs in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, bringing down the golden dome of a revered Shia Muslim shrine.
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Pierre Tristam
How Republicans Became America’s Arabs
A few weeks after Israel crushed Egypt, Syria and Jordan in the 1967 Arab Israeli war, tripled its size and expelled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, Arab nations gathered for a summit in the...
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Chris Hedges
The World Liberal Opportunists Made
The lunatic fringe of the Republican Party, which looks set to make sweeping gains in the midterm elections, is the direct result of a collapse of liberalism. It is the product of bankrupt liberal...
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Sam Pizzigati
Mapping Global Wealth
Despite our global economic hard times, the world has more than enough wealth to ensure every adult on the planet a significant nest egg. This heartening news comes from the Swiss banking giant...
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Sara K. Gould and Susan Wefald
Out Cry: Ending Violence Against LGBTQ Youth
Another week, another name to add to the list of gay children dead by their own hands. The newest entry: a young woman by the name of Aiyisha Hassan.
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David Smith-Ferri
Bamiyan Diaries, Day Four: “Tell Them to Come to Afghanistan and Make Friends”
Again and again in this isolated Afghan province, when visiting Afghan people in their homes or when talking with members of the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers (AYPV), we have heard this message: “We...
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
A Worse Record Than Saddam's
Bad boy Julian Assange, the pretty, blondish founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks was hugely admired when he uncovered oppressors and political chicanery in places like China and Kenya,...
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Norman Solomon
Top “Tossup” House Race for Progressives: Raul Grijalva
On Sunday, when the New York Times put a "tossup" label on three dozen House races with Democrats running for re-election, there were very few genuine progressives involved. In fact, just three of...
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Anna White
Rebuilding Local Economies: A Shift in Priorities
From the burgeoning popularity of farmers’ markets and co-operatives to the revitalisation of community banking, people are organising to reclaim the economy from large profit-driven corporations and...
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Bill Quigley
Socialism? The Rich Are Winning the US Class War: Facts Show Rich Getting Richer, Everyone Else Poorer
The rich and their paid false prophets are doing a bang up job deceiving the poor and middle class. They have convinced many that an evil socialism is alive in the land and it is taking their fair...
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Rebecca Solnit
Jurassic Ballot: When Corporations Ruled the Earth
This country is being run for the benefit of alien life forms. They’ve invaded; they’ve infiltrated; they’ve conquered; and a lot of the most powerful people on Earth do their bidding, including five...
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